Sony PSP-2000 Review

You can select from a variety of gaming devices designed to give you the most exciting and genuine experience ever. This PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 review will help you decide if this portable console matches your needs and requirements. Take a closer look at its features and capabilities and their evaluation to make up your mind.


PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 measures 6.6 by 2.8 by 0.6 inches. It weighs just 6.7 ounces. It is much lighter and more compact than its predecessor. This makes it ideal for long game play. The device features a USB 2.0 port plus video out, microphone and headphone jack. You will get Memory Stick PRO Duo memory card with 128 MB of space which can be upgraded to add more storage to the device.


The 4.3-inch display of Sony’s portable console is sufficiently large to give you fun game play. You will be able to see even miniature details clearly. The screen has resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. You can expect the picture quality to be quite good. Still, it will depend on the compression rate to a great extent as well.

Gamepad and Controls

You get a four-way direction pad with PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 just like with the original model. The traditional diamond buttons are present as well. In the new portable console, they are a bit elevated so you will enjoy more intuitive game play. The UMD drive is easy to open with a single tug. There isn’t a button to make things time-consuming any more.

The power button, however, has a rather strange position which makes it more challenging to use. The analog stick is not nicely textured and this can interfere with the functionality of the device. One major improvement from the previous portable console of Sony is that the new one has its speakers positioned above the D-Pad. This improves the audio experience of the user greatly.


You can use PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 for listening to music, watching videos and movies and keeping photos. It supports all major video, picture and audio formats. Generally, you can enjoy great picture and audio quality, as explained earlier. With the video out feature, you can transfer all kinds of multimedia content including games to other devices with the use of a cable sold separately.


The portable console is Wi-Fi enabled. It comes with a web browser which is free to use. You can connet the device to any wireless network to enjoy everything which the internet has to offer from news and entertainment to downloadable titles.

Battery Life

The new portable console has a smaller battery compared to its predecessor, but it is more energy-efficient so it has a similar battery life. You can expect to enjoy between 3 to 6 hours of game play upon a single charge. Alternatively, you can watch video content for 3 to 5 hours before the battery drains completely.

This PlayStation Portable PSP-2000 review finds the console to be a great gadget for gaming and for multimedia entertainment as well. It is a lot of fun to use. It is functional. It is well constructed so you can expect it to be durable and perfectly reliable.